UM Motorcycles has expanded its Renegade line-up of quarter-litre cruiser motorcycles with the launch of the UM Renegade Classic and UM Renegade Mojave Desert editions. The UM Renegade Mojave Desert gets a matte, desert sand paint job and is priced at ?1.80 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. The UM Renegade Classic on other hand is now the top of the line Renegade, and is priced at ? 1.89 lakh ex-showroom.
UM Motorcycles chief, Rajeev Mishra with the new Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-Delhi), UM Renegade Classic. Also seen partially is the new UM Renegade Mojave, also launched on sale
UM is hoping to tap further into the potential that the entry-level premium motorcycle segment holds with the two new versions. The Classic gets more chrome, pinstripes, a wide handlebar, a screen? low seating and auxiliary lights to enhance its appeal as a traditional, laid back cruiser. Common to both new variants are saddlebags to differentiate them from the Commando and Sport S.
Underneath their flashier skin the Classic and Mojave Desert are identical to the other two Renegades though. Both are powered by 280cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, fuel injected engines that produce 25PS and 23Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, and final drive is a conventional chain drive. Stopping power comes from a single 280 mm front disc and a 130 mm rear drum.
This is the new Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-Delhi), UM Renegade Classic on the left, flanked by the Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-Delhi) UM Renegade Mojave that expands the Renegade line to four motorcycles in all
In addition to the paint, the UM Mojave also gets an option left side saddlebag, a tank-mounted pouch for keeping documents etc, a larger leg guard and slightly higher ground clearance than the Commando.
Just like their siblings, the Renegade Classic and Mojave Desert editions are also being manufactured at UM-Lohia's facility in Kashipur, Uttarakhand. The engine is being imported currently, though about 70 percent of the rest of the components are sourced locally. In just about two years, UM currently has over 50 touch points across the country, and the number is expected to cross 70 in the coming months.
With the two new versions UM is hoping to cash in on the rising popularity of entry-level premium motorcycles, particularly since the segment is currently devoid of cruiser motorcycles, apart from Royal Enfields, particularly the Thunderbird.